NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday rejected Indian charges that morphed pictures of Assam and Myanmar violence which sparked an exodus of northeastern citizens from other states originated in Pakistan and asked New Delhi to act responsibly.
Indian Government has reportedly said that it has enough technical and intelligence-related evidence with it that suggests that a new media "hate campaign" was launched from Pakistan this past week that led to people of northeast origin living in different parts of India to flee back to various northeastern states.
Home Secretary RK Singh said on Saturday that the bulk of rumours of imminent attacks on northeastern people for the killings of Muslims in Assam originated in Pakistan.
Responding to Indian allegations Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said New Delhi needed to prove that people from Pakistan were responsible for fanning the exodus, and that the Indian authorities should act responsibly on issues of a sensitive nature.
Meanwhile sources in the Pakistan high commission quoted by IANS said such remarks only widen the trust deficit between the two countries.
The Pakistani sources said these were "cooked up" charges." Instead of indulging in mud-slinging and blame game, it's time for India to address its internal issues," the source told IANS. "Such comments only widen the trust deficit.
Singh had said India will take up the issue with Pakistan. "I am certain they will deny our information but our technical team is very certain of the information it has gathered," he said.